Political Advertising in Turkey

Authored by: Baki Can

Routledge Handbook of Political Advertising

Print publication date:  March  2017
Online publication date:  February  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138908307
eBook ISBN: 9781315694504
Adobe ISBN: 9781317439783

10.4324/9781315694504.ch16

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Abstract

Turkish people have been familiar with elections and voting throughout their history. Turks have been familiar with elections and voting both during the period they lived in their own homeland, Central Asia, and during the time they have lived in Land of Anatolia, where they intermingled with the natives about 1,000 years ago. Elections, impressing voters and voting were significant in Turkish political life. Especially after they adopted Islam, Turks promoted voting and elections. After the death of the prophet Muhammed, the process of electing the four great caliphs was held up as an example of the peaceful passing power. Although from time to time Turks abandoned that process, the principle of elections and voting were maintained and highly valued in Turkish attitudes and ideals.

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